Panel Sessions

Plenary Panel Session 1

Title: Trend of Unmanned Systems R&D and Industrial Applications

Chair: Ben M. Chen, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Panelist: Haibin Duan, Beihang University, China

              Qiang Wu, AVIC Development and Research Center, China

              Lihua Xie, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

              Guocheng Zhao, Ewatt Technology Co., Ltd., China

Abstract: CCC 2018 proudly presents a plenary panel session on Trend of Unmanned Systems R&D and Industrial Applications. We are pleased to have 4 prominent researchers, educators and senior management in unmanned system research and industry to share their vast experiences and visions on the future directions of unmanned system research, industrial applications and commercialization. The objective of this plenary panel is to provide an opportunity for interested participants to interact with the experts in the field through effective face-to-face dialogues.

2B20B  Haibin Duan is currently a professor with the School of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering, Beihang University (formerly Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, BUAA), Beijing, China. He received Ph.D. degree from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA) in 2005. He was once an engineer of Shenyang Aircraft Design Research Institute of AVIC, and a technician of AVIC Aviation Motor Control System Institute. He is the head of BUAA Bio-inspired Autonomous Flight Systems Research Group. His research interests are multiple UAVs autonomous formation control, and biological computer vision.

13A45  Qiang Wu is a Deputy Chief Engineer of the Development and Research Center, Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC). He received his PhD in aircraft design from Beihang University (formerly Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, BUAA). His research focus has been on aviation product development planning and technology framework development. He is now engaged in the safety testing and evaluation of commercial UAVs, the conceptual studies and investigation of future civilian UAVs and UAV competitions.

1DD54  Lihua Xie is with the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, where he is currently a professor and Director, Delta-NTU Corporate Laboratory for Cyber-Physical Systems. He served as the Head of Division of Control and Instrumentation from July 2011 to June 2014. Dr Xie’s research interests include robust control & estimation, networked control systems, multi-agent networks, and unmanned systems. He is currently an Editor-in-Chief of Unmanned Systems and has served as an editor of IET Book Series in Control and an Associate Editor of a number of international journals. Prof. Xie is a Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of IFAC, and a member of Board of Governors, IEEE Control System Society.

3898C  Guocheng Zhao is the Founder and President of Ewatt Technology Co., Ltd. He obtained his MBA from the University of Wales, UK. He has involved in the development of UAV products and is an inventor of over 500 patents. He has been listed in the “One Thousand Leading Talents Plan” by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China, “Top Ten Excellent Young Entrepreneurs”, “123 Leading Entrepreneurs” and “Outstanding Socialism Builders by Hubei Province, China. In addition, he has also been awarded Entrepreneurs for the 6th Sci-tech Entrepreneurship of Hubei Province, Excellent Entrepreneurs of Wuhan, Yellow Crane Talents of Wuhan, Young Experts with Outstanding Contributions of Wuhan, May 1st Labor Medal of Wuhan and May 4th Youth Medal.

Plenary Panel Session 2

Topic: Talk about Guan Zhao-Zhi Award

Abstract: The topic of this seminar is “Talk about Guan Zhao-Zhi Award. We are very pleased to have four prize-winners of "Guan Zhao-Zhi Award" as special speakers. They will share their achievements in scientific research and winning experience in order to encourage young scientists and technologists, who are engaged in system control theory and its applications, to make world-class achievements, then to promote the development of control science.

Chair: Jie Chen, Beijing Institute of Technology.

Panelist: Yong He, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan).

             Long Wang, Peking University.

             Bin Xin, Beijing Institute of Technology.

           Wenxiao Zhao, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, CAS.

    undefinedYong He, was born in Sep. 1969, Miluo City, Hunan Province. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in applied mathematics and the Ph.D. degree in control theory and control engineering from Central South University (CSU), Changsha, China, in 1991, 1994, and 2004, respectively.

Dr. He was a Lecturer with the School of Mathematics and Statistics, CSU, and later a Professor with the School of Information Science and Engineering, CSU, from 1994 to 2014. He was a Research Fellow with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore, from 2005 to 2006, and the Faculty of Advanced Technology, University of Glamorgan, Glamorgan, U.K., from 2006 to 2007. He joined the China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China, in 2014, where he is currently a Professor with the School of Automation. He is a senior member of the IEEE. He served as the Associate Editor of Journal of the Franklin Institute, and Control and Decision. His current research interests include robust control of delay systems, networked control systems and process control.

Dr. He has published over 150 Journal papers, with more than 6000 times cited by SCI journals, and one of his paper has been awarded by Automatica with 'Most Cited Article 2006-2010'. Dr He was named as Highly Cited Researchers by Thomson Reuters (Clarivate Analytics) from 2014 to 2017 and Most Cited Chinese Researchers by Elesevier from 2014 to 2017. He received the second prize of the National Natural Science Award in 2013 and the “Guan Zhao-Zhi” Award in the 26th Chinese Control Conferences in 2007.

His research has been well funded by research councils, including four NSFC projects (Distinguished Young Scholars Programme) and National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (863 Program). He was appointed as Yangtze River Scholars Distinguished Professor by Ministry of Education of China, Leading Academic of China National Ten Thousand Talent Program and Innovative Talent Promotion Plan by Ministry of Science and Technology of China.

    FB7DBLong Wang was born in Xi'an, China on Feb. 13, 1964. He received his B.S., M.A., and PhD degrees in Dynamics and Control from Tsinghua University and Peking University in 1986, 1989, and 1992, respectively. He has held research positions at the University of Toronto, Canada, and the German Aerospace Center, Munich, Germany. He is currently Cheung Kong Chair Professor of Dynamics and Control, Director of Center for Systems and Control of Peking University. He is in the editorial boards of Journal of Control Theory and Applications, Control and Decision, Information and Control, IEEE Trans. on Industrial Electronics, PLOS ONE, etc. His research interests are in the fields of complex networked systems, evolutionary game dynamics, and artificial intelligence. Dr. Wang received the prestigious Guan Zhao-Zhi Award in 1994.

    37386Bin Xin received his B.S. degree and Ph.D. degree from Beijing Institute of Technology in 2004 and 2012, respectively. Since 2015, he is an associate professor with the School of Automation, Beijing Institute of Technology. His research interests include optimization methods, unmanned vehicles, multi-agent systems, and computational intelligence. He is the author/coauthor of three Books and over 70 Papers. He is an awardee of the 18th Guan Zhao-Zhi Award (2012). His Ph.D. dissertation was evaluated as the Beijing Outstanding Ph.D. dissertation (2013) and the CAA Outstanding Ph.D. dissertation (2014). He serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Informatics.

    3C197Wenxiao Zhao earned his B.S. degree from the Department of Mathematics, Shandong University, China in 2003 and a PhD degree from the Institute of Systems Science, AMSS, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2008. After this he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Automation, Tsinghua University. During this period he visited the University of Western Sydney, Australia, for nine months. Dr. Zhao then joined the Institute of Systems of Sciences, CAS in 2010. He now is with the Key Laboratory of Systems and Control, CAS as an associate professor. His research interests are in system identification, adaptive control, and related topics. He serves as an Associate Editor of Asian Journal of Control, an Associate Editor of IEEE CSS Control Systems Letters, and the general secretary of the IEEE Control Systems Beijing Chapter.